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July 28, 2014

Because You Are Rad!

July 30 is the annual Rider Appreciate...

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July 24, 2014

Ride Oregon

Our blog mostly features stories about commuting to work or to school. We talk about the programmatic work we do with children to ensure that the […]

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Cycle Oregon Photo Gallery

Check out photos from the Weekend...

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A Trail from Post Canyon?

A note from NW Trails...

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July 23, 2014

A Perfectly Portland Day

If Sunday Parkways doesn't renew your faith in humanity, we don't know what...

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Sometimes it Rains

When summertime is interrupted, we press...

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July 22, 2014

Annual Member Meeting – August 14, 2014

Join us for our Annual Member Meeting! This is a special time of year when we recognize the contributions of all our amazing volunteers and advocates […]

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Beer, wine, & bikes: Ride Tour de Lane at a discount!

Whether you joined the BTA during the membership drive last week or were already a member, thank you! As a BTA member, you get to take […]

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Thank You for Pedaling with Purpose!

Big, giant, ENORMOUS THANKS to everyone who made last week’s membership drive a success: Over 400 awesome bike lovers joined the Bicycle Transportation Alliance to pedal […]

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We’re Hiring 4 New Education Team Members

Do you love kids and love walking/biking? Do you know anyone that loves kids and loves walking/biking? The BTA is hiring 4 new team members to […]

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July 18, 2014

Future Commuter: “Thanks For All The Fun Rides”

Every year the BTA and partners teach over 10,00 students to ride safely, using the BTA’s Safe Routes for Kids curriculum. We have picked one of […]

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July 17, 2014

Pedal With Purpose: Encourage Friends, Co-workers, and the Next Generation

Together we build momentum. More than 1,500 individuals started bike commuting during the BTA’s 2013 Bike Commute Challenge, with the total number of commuters logging trips […]

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July 16, 2014

Not Just for Beginners…

ORbike's Resident Mechanic Tori Bortman just published a comprehensive book with fantastic cycling tips, tricks and...

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Beginner’s Take on Mt. Bike Racing

Jessie dips her toes into the world of bike...

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Pedal with Purpose: The Next Generation

60,000+ Oregon students. That’s how many kids have graduated from the BTA’s 10-hour Safe Routes for Kids program- like drivers ed for 5th graders on bikes. […]

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July 15, 2014

Pedal with Purpose: Join the BTA in calling for a World-Class Bike Network

Together our voices are stronger. From Salem to City Hall, the BTA is advocating for investments in our collective health, safety, and joy through the creation […]

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July 14, 2014

Become A Member, Win a Bike

Oh, hey there! Is it about time for 2-wheeled upgrade? Perhaps you are one of the many bike lovers who believe the perfect number of bikes […]

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July 11, 2014

Future Commuter: “It Was So Much Fun”

Every year the BTA and partners teach over 10,00 students to ride safely, using the BTA’s Safe Routes for Kids curriculum. We have picked one of […]

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July 08, 2014

Ride to Remember

Teresa Wilson Beiser was an energetic, athletic woman with an unconquerable spirit who was the picture of health and wholeness. This gorgeous ride honors Teresa while supporting a good...

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July 07, 2014

Cool Route:NE Ramble

Take a ride on Portland's Greenways, a network of low-traffic streets designed to be used by...

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July 04, 2014

Gigantic Bicycle Festival

Bike rides, bands, bike builders, films, beer, performances, camping and wildly creative fun. You don't want to miss...

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Future Commuter: “Thank You For Everything”

Every year the BTA and partners teach over 10,00 students to ride safely, using the BTA’s Safe Routes for Kids curriculum. We have picked one of […]

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July 03, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Bikepacking

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.4MB) Tori and Jocelyn discuss using your bike to get away from civilization with Maria Schur, Donnie Kolb and Jay Petervary.

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June 05, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Writers

 Listen to the show (mp3, 25.4MB) Tori and new hosts Jocelyn Gaudi and Christopher DeLaney talk with three cycling authors to discuss their books and their writing: Ellee Thalheimer - Cycling Sojourner: Washington Evan Schneider - Boneshaker: A Bicycling Almanac Christine Bruce – This Road Continues One Block North

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May 24, 2014

Mapping Bikes

PSU Transportation Seminar: GIS Tools for Bicycle Network Analysis and Planning? Speaker: Mike Lowry, Professor, University of Idaho Topics: GIS Tools for Bicycle Network Analysis and Planning When: Friday, May 30, 2014, 12-1 p.m. Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204 Summary: This presentation is a showcase of various GIS tools developed for bicycle network analysis and […]

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May 08, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Aftermass

 Listen to the show (mp3, 16.8MB) Tori, Alon and new host Jocelyn Gaudi speak with Joe Biel and Sara Stout, discussing bicycle advocacy and bike fun in the context of the Critical Mass movement. Joe’s documentary “Aftermass” about Critical Mass in Portland (and its demise) will screen in Portland on May 23rd.

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May 04, 2014

A Portland Plan Take on the Twenties Bikeway

There’s a great deal of controversy around the question of whether or not parking removal on NE/SE 28th Ave should be part of the solution for the 20s bikeway. At the moment PBOT is leaning toward not removing parking, which means no dedicated bikeway in this section of the project (roughly between Oregon and Stark […]

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April 26, 2014

How Well Do Protected Bike Lanes Work?

PSU Transportation Seminar: Speaker: Professor’s Chris Monsere and Jennifer Dill, Portland State University Topics: Highlights from the Green Lane: A Comprehensive Evaluation of Protected Cycling Facilities When: Friday, May 2, 2014, 12-1 p.m. Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204 Summary: Cycling is on the rise across the U.S. and its popularity has grown beyond the usual […]

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April 21, 2014

Realizing a Dream, if Only for a Day

I’ve been a member of City Club for years (more than two decades actually) and a few years ago I mounted a small campaign to get them to put pressure on the Sentinel Hotel, where they meet for their Friday Forums (then known as the Governor Hotel), to add some quality bicycle parking (there are […]

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April 04, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Elly Blue

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.5MB) Steph and new host Alon Raab are joined by author/publisher/speaker/advocate Elly Blue. They dispel myths and discuss her new book “Bikenomics: How Bicycling Can Save the Economy” (she asks that you buy it from an independent bookstore), her zine and book publishing, the women’s bicycle movement and a wide range of […]

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April 03, 2014

Your Questions For Neil, “Round 5″, Part 4 – Potpourri

And now, the final segment of our video interview with TriMet’s Neil McFarlane. This episode, “Potpourri”, featuring a variety of your questions. Topics include: Bikes on MAX cars – are there ways to add capacity? Bike parking and bikeshare at MAX stations TriMet’s take on carbon emissions – what will it take to get to […]

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March 07, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Our Bodies Our Bikes

 Listen to the show (mp3, 27.2MB) Tori is joined by Dr. Stacy Simms, Exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist, and biomechanical engineer from University of California Davis Judd Van Sickle to talk about what goes on in our bodies when we ride.

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